Car Stereos?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by A Canuker, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. A Canuker

    A Canuker Senior member

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    I am in the process of setting up a new system in my car which should be done and ready for photo's on Sunday. I wanted to know if other members have had installs done and what they are running for systems?

    I'll update with pics and items when its all done.
     
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    eclipse cd5000 8v
    diamond d6 components
    1 treo ssi 10'' ported (replaced jl 10w6)
    alpine monoblock for sub
    alpine 4 channel front stage

    whats your setup going to be?
     
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    I have Mark Levinson in my car since it is a Lexus. It was a deciding factor for me actually. Sublime sound. [​IMG]
     
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    A Canuker Senior member

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    The install will be:

    Front stage Polk SR 6500
    Woofer Polk SR 124DVC

    Amps:
    PPI PC 2100 for the front(2*100)
    PPI PC 4100 Bridged to run 2 channels for the DVC woofer(should do about 8-900 watts)

    PPI external cross over but I can't remeber the model, it does a slightly better job then the amps and its easier to tune with.

    Pioneer ANVC N3 headunit/nav system running Sirius
     
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    alpine cda-9887 head
    alpine pdx 4.150 amp
    focal 165 k2p uv comps
    jl 10w3v3 4ohm sub
     
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    Xericx Senior member

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    I have yet to put my stereo in my car...kind of like not having to worry about it getting Jacked.

    I have a PPI POWER Series amp running a JL Audio 12W6 in a 1.75cu ft sealed box. Component are MB Quarts but I'll have to buy new ones if I want to run it.

    Now that my warranty is up, i might upgrade but keep the stock deck.
     
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    Pioneer ANVC N3 headunit/nav system running Sirius




    sweet!
     
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    Deck: JVC-KDPDR40
    Amp: Sony xplode 4 channel; 60wXchan. (rears bridged to 150W)
    Fronts speakers: Kicker RS 6.5" components
    Sub: Alpine (don't know the make)

    All purchased off ebay, and all installed myself. It's not impossible but it definitely takes some time and the right tools (and know-how).
     
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    Harman/Kardon 14 speaker/680 watt system in Range Rover.
     
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    The install will be:

    Front stage Polk SR 6500
    Woofer Polk SR 124DVC

    Amps:
    PPI PC 2100 for the front(2*100)
    PPI PC 4100 Bridged to run 2 channels for the DVC woofer(should do about 8-900 watts)

    PPI external cross over but I can't remeber the model, it does a slightly better job then the amps and its easier to tune with.

    Pioneer ANVC N3 headunit/nav system running Sirius


    Be careful of the Polk Subwoofers (not sure if they have problems for autofit) but I've been through two 900 watt woofers at home in the theatre and both blew within a year. They delivered magnificent sound, but there seemed to be an issue with their electronic syncronization. The technician kept reinstalling a new card, and they would keep blowing fuses. So I got my money back after the disappointment. Regular Polk speakers installed in the ceilings and walls still work fine after 5 years however, and an alternate JBL 1000 watt subwoofer has never given problems after 2+ years.
     
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    My beloved VW Golf had the following "old school" system before my wife forced me to get a real family car AKA Volvo[​IMG]

    HU - Pioneer Premier DEX P1R
    Speakers - Rainbow CS 265 P Profi Vanadium
    Sub - ARC Audio 10D (Sealed Hidden Box)
    Main Amp - Diamond Audio D7152
    Sub amp - MMATS D700
    Stinger 0 gauge power cables

    Not a super loud Bass monster but it was an awesome super stealthy SQ setup
     
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    I'm rocking an old school Image Dynamic IDQ-12" with an MTX amp. Also have a super old RF amp from the golden age, a set of 4 6.5" Infinity 2 ways and a JVC head. I've gone through 3 heads with breakins including a very nice Alpine so I've given up on any fancy HUs.

    Next car I get the stereo system will probably be half decent from the factory so I won't need to do anything to it.
     
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    Image dynamics= underrated. I looked into ID for my setup, but I am downfiring under a bench seat, so dimensions weren't going to work for what I was doing.
     
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    Image dynamics= underrated. I looked into ID for my setup, but I am downfiring under a bench seat, so dimensions weren't going to work for what I was doing.

    The ARC Audio 10D I had in my setup is made by Image Dynamics.
    I consider ID products "Extremely" underrated.

    What car is this going into ?
    Are you sticking with the stock alternator ?
     
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    Be careful of the Polk Subwoofers (not sure if they have problems for autofit) but I've been through two 900 watt woofers at home in the theatre and both blew within a year. They delivered magnificent sound, but there seemed to be an issue with their electronic syncronization. The technician kept reinstalling a new card, and they would keep blowing fuses. So I got my money back after the disappointment. Regular Polk speakers installed in the ceilings and walls still work fine after 5 years however, and an alternate JBL 1000 watt subwoofer has never given problems after 2+ years.

    Did you have the SWA500/CSW combo?
     

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